Uncle Bens door.

Ever since I was a child I've visited Art galleries.       That's a very long time. I like to study an artist who captures my imagination.  The art of  Marvin D. Cone  1891 – 1965 is one such artist. He was a close friend of grant Wood of American Gothic fame.   Uncle…

Musings.

Theres a small blue elephant sitting on my case, he's propped on a Texas hat and a t'shirt that says "hooked on Longhorn" and next to that are some little pink cooking instruments, just what a small girl needs in the kitchen, they are part of the present collection for the Grandies.     Blue…

Designing and planning as I travel.

I use my computer a lot to assist me with the design of a quilt. I have a number of apps that change my image into a more defined pattern  to create a fabric image.  For instance, I want to thread paint this picture I took a few days ago. It will be for the…

The past week.

These images were taken in San Antonio last week. We visited the Alamo and had a great history tour. Images from La Grange.

An amazing day.

  Images  It was hot, in fact very hot, but that didn't deter the visitors to the Texas Quilt Museum for the presentation yesterday. Quite a few  people  came to La Grange from long distances.  Houston,   Austin and  San Antonio amongst the many.  There were quilters and people interested in the Bayeux Tapestry in…

My first visit to Bayeux France.

  Nine years have passed and now I can finally say the completion of my version of the Bayeux Tapestry is imminent. It is sheer delight to be able to share my experiences with others. Its been a long journey, one filled with excitement, sometimes disappointment and wonder but always with enthusiasm. My life from…

Fabric shops visiting.

There are two reasons  I visit a quilt shop. To buy fabric for a design already planned and printed or just to visit (generally its with a friend) In the past few days I have had such an opportunity.  The Kaffe Fassett fabrics are  from the Quilted Skein in La Grange Texas, A shop full…

My visit to the Texas Quilt Museum this evening

I'm going to review the past week in a future blog…. There is so much to share and so little time. However, I thought I would capture the day in this post. I woke to the view of a huge thunderstorm this morning, it was quite spectacular to watch  as I lay in bed with…

The Seminar is over, but I saw the art of Grant Wood today.

My buddy Lisa left for New Mexico this morning, the hotel is very quiet with the departure of the team and it's the first time I've been on my own in 4 weeks, but I have another 3 weeks on the road and then I  make the trek  home. There are  lots of little  people…

Ricky Tims Super Seminar. Whoo hoo.

The past few days have been full of excitement and interest. Can you imagine a room with 320 participants, 4 presenters and lots of helpers all talking about their passion of the art of quilting. There  is so much darn creativity in that room that it's fairly jumping. I would like to say that if…